Petition for the Removal of the Confederate Memorial of Nicholasville

The Confederate Memorial in Nicholasville is a statue located on the Jessamine County courthouse lawn in Nicholasville, KY. The memorial consists of an 11-foot-tall (3.4 m) granite pedestal surmounted by a 7-foot-tall (2.1 m) bronze "Confederate" soldier statue. There are inscriptions on all four sides of the pedestal which say, "Our Confederate Dead Who they were few may know What they were all know 1861-1865. Nor braver bled for brighter land nor brighter land had cause so grand. On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread and glory guards guards with solemn round the bivouac of the dead. The muffled drums sad roll has beat the soldier's last tattoo no more on life's parade shall meet the brave and daring few."
This statue, which proudly honors the rebel traitors of the Confederacy, is a disgrace not only to our town, but to our country, and the world. We as a nation should not honor those who tried to destroy us, and who wished to oppress others. Though it never should have been erected in the first place, and should have been taken down years ago, now, in light of current events it is the perfect time to have memorial both removed, and destroyed.

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